Sharing local stories can be difficult, but Google wants to help alleviate that problem with a new app.
It’s called Google Bulletin, and the company bills it as a “free, lightweight” app that lets individuals post pictures, text, and even videoclips directly to the service. There is no need to launch a separate blog or website to post the content. Google says if you’re comfortable with taking photos and sending messages, then Bulletin should feel right up your alley.
Once a story is published to Bulletin, it can be easily discovered via Google Search and direct links, and the content can be shared via social media networks as well. The company sees this as a way for local communities to share stores in their area that some of the larger news agencies might miss.
Google Bulletin is being tested in Nashville, Tennessee, and Oakland, California. If you want to request early access and you live in one of those cities, you can do so right here. There is no word on when or if Bulletin will expand to other areas.
What do you think of the idea?